Does It Really Make Any Difference?

Funmi did not want to come here with her family. She didn’t. She knew that she was going to embarrass herself again. Her mother would see to it. Her best attempt at using her right hand her brought about a piece of water melon in her plate landing in the table of another couple. Thanks to trying to use her left hand.

For some unfathomable reason, I believe people who write with their left hands are smart. I am yet to see one who would prove or has proved me wrong.

The African culture, Nigeria in particular, does not approve of one being left handed. One get’s degraded, mocked and/or scolded as a result of being left handed. It is said that one shows disrespect when h/she gives or takes item(s) with said hand. If one could do everything with the left hand but makes sure that h/she does not receive and accept anything with his left hand, does it really make any difference?

In the little scenario above, since Funmi has gotten so used to using her left, then her mother (or both parents) should make it a point of duty to correct her when she gives or takes anything with the wrong hand.

So this is my opinion, what’s yours?

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The Unavoidable Hiatus

hey guys! I know that I haven’t posted in a brizzle. You can blame my unenthusiastic self that wouldn’t finish up her final year project and then tests coming up; engagements here and there. Besides, my life has being boring. I can barely steal a few hours, okay maybe a full day to read a good book ( novel) or watch a film. Thank God that I have roughly two months left then i can play 😀

The highlights during my hiatus were the following:

I got myself a niece. Okay, I couldn’t have gotten myself a niece but I’m now an aunt. She’s my first niece  so you can’t blame me! She turned 3 weeks old on Friday. I should post her picture here and then she’s got so many names. My dad calls them jaw breaking names. You’ll see why I agree with him too.

the jaw breaking names

A few weeks back, I read this leaflet of a book. Pardon me, but I call books between 1- 250 pages leaflets; reason being that they are too short and have little or no suspense from the beginning that would/should keep you turning one page after another. This one was a little different even if it was a leaflet. It’s titled Kemi’s journal by Abidemi Sanusi. It is about a 28 year old woman(Kemi) who just found God and has to reconcile with Him, pleasing her mixed race family and trying to get over her non-believing ex-boyfriend. The book is a journal where Kemi writes down her fears, weaknesses and strengths about her family, boyfriend and her environment. It talks about her trying to find a balance between temptations of her boyfriend and difficulties she encounters in being a christian. There was the issue of abortion, where Kemi wanted to abort her unborn child because she wasn’t ready to have a baby…

This is was the part of the book that got me:

“Some people spend thousands and thousands of pounds on IVF (insert Guiliana and Bill here) and other treatments just to have children. They put their lives at risk sometimes because they want to have babies so badly and even then the treatments often fail. Other people are fortunate enough to conceive easily, only to make the children wish they’d never been born. Some people don’t even give their child a chance to live because the child doesn’t fit into their current life or plan. Then there are others who give birth and vanish, abandoning their children. The children grow up wondering, ‘who am ?’ and ‘why am I here?’…”

There are many couples or children that fall within one of the categories mentioned in the above quote. I figured that the problem is never getting married early as many people think but taking time to know each other after marriage and setting up a family plan that would work for you (couples). In Kemi’s case, she got pregnant when she didn’t want to and couldn’t figure how to work out the baby/pregnancy around her current life.

Here’s a funny one. My school has decided to set a dress code and the picture below is what they think is best for students.

jokes for centuries

I have about a month to exams (finals), so there’s so much to be done. I think now you can excuse my absence from not being here (bats eyelashes). I barely leave school these days because the security in this town is wasted. A few days ago, a girl(student) went to market to shop and a stray bullet killed her. May God grant her merciful judgement and eternal rest. Amen.

Let me be sincere, I don’t know what to make of this post but I thought to write. You may or may not see the point of this post but it’s one of those scribblings that I must make.

I’ll end with this post with a quote I stumbled upon:

“Whatever you give to life, it gives you back. Do not hate anybody. The hatred which comes out from you will someday come back to you. Love others and love will come back to you.”

lily 🙂